|JESUIT LETTERS ON PEGU IN THE EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY - Nicolas Pimenta & Others|
These are the letters of Nicolas Pimenta, relating other letters of Portuguese priests who visited Pegu from 1599, shortly after the fall of Nan-da-bayin (r. 1581-1599), the last ruler of the First Taung-ngu Dynasty. Edited by Michael W. Charney for the SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research.
Keywords: Nicolas Pimenta; Pegu; First Toungoo Dynasty; Burma; Burmah; Myanmar; Syriam; Portuguese; Jesuits; SBBR; SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research; Michael W. Charney
|THE ITINERARY OF LUDOVICO DI VARTHEMA OF BOLOGNA FROM 1502 TO 1508 - Ludovico di Varthema|
"Ludovico di Varthema of Bologna has left us an account of India and Burma from the very first decade of the sixteenth century, prior to the largescale of the First Taung-ngu Dynasty that would follow in the decades ahead. It thus provides a valuable insight into a period for which many foreign sources are not available. The original account, in Italian, was published at Rome on the 6th of December 1510 at the request of Lodovico de Henricis da Corneto of Vicenza by Stephano Guillireti de Loreno...
Keywords: Ludovico di Varthema; Pegu; Italians; Burma; Burmah; Tenasserim; First Toungoo Dynasty; Myanmar; SBBR; SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research; Michael W. Charney
|ACCOUNT OF PEGU IN THE 1560s - Cesar Fedrici of Venice|
"Cesar Fedrici travelled in India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East in the 1560s-1580s and his account has been immensely influential in the literature. One reason for this, is that it is not given to the hyperbole of the near-contemporary account of Mendez Pinto and because of its great attention to detail concerning the state, its administrators, and trade at Pegu.Unfortunately Fedrici, who spent a considerable amount of time in Pegu and to a lesser extent in Martaban, in the late 1560s, doe...
Keywords: Cesar Fedrici; Venice; Pegu; First Toungoo Dynasty; Burmah; Burma; Martaban; Italians; Venetians; SBBR; SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research; Michael W. Charney